After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Stephanie Dennard finds herself a single parent of two beautiful daughters. After years of struggling alone she is suddenly swept off her feet and finds comfort in the arms of a new man, a handsome smooth talking truck driver named Mike.
When winter draws in around Windermere it brings with it the death of Frances Henderson, best friend of Persimmon ‘Simmy’ Brown’s mother. Coping with the loss of a woman she has known all her life is hard, particularly coupled with the antagonism Simmy faces from some of Frances’s remaining family and the confusion of being bequeathed something in the will.
Then a violent murder is discovered close to home and Simmy must face the fact that the family she was once so close to as a child holds some dark and sinister secrets. Simmy’s efforts to keep out of the investigation are frustrated when people from the past resurface, rumours of infidelity in the Henderson household whirl around, and her friends Ben and Bonnie become involved in solving the crime. The Lake District’s tranquillity will be uncertain until the mystery is completely resolved.
“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
ONCE LOST is book #10 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 900 five star reviews!
Still reeling from her former partner Lucy’s death and from her partner Bill’s PTSD, FBI Special Agent Riley Paige does her best to try to keep herself stable and to patch together her family life. She has to decide what to about April’s boyfriend, recovering from his abusive father, and about Blaine, who is ready for their relationship to move ahead.
But before she can work it out, Riley is summoned for a new case. In an idyllic suburban town in the Midwest, teenage girls are going missing—and a body has already turned up. The police are stumped, and Riley is called in to catch the killer before another girl goes missing.
Making things worse is that Riley is assigned a partner she does not want—her nemesis, Special agent Roston—who had been interrogating her in Shane’s case.
Even worse: Shane is on the loose, he wants revenge—and he has Riley’s family in his sights.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE LOST is book #10 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #11 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.
Maggie and Killian may have prevented Earth's destruction, but the Other Side is not looking too good. The queen of the elves is dying and when she goes, everyone goes. Even worse, Maggie's got to move in with Killian.
Time is running out to save the queen and the situation is serious enough for Maggie and Killian to start a ragtag resistance team with Father Killarney and Xiaoming. It's going to be one hellish ride through the Dark Dimension, especially since their mode of transportation is a horse whose riders tend to be of the more headless variety.
WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.
A gripping, inventive thriller about justice and retribution set in Paris thirty years after World War II Anna Martin is ready to put the past—and her unsuccessful marriage—behind her and start over with Nicholas Yurovsky. A titled aristocrat from a distinguished family that dates back to czarist Russia, Nicholas never talks about his past. Then Anna gets a call from her ex-husband. Left-wing journalist Paul Martin warns Anna about a plot spearheaded by Nicholas to avenge the murder of his father. But Nicholas isn’t the only one with a score to settle. He and other members of “the Return” have been quietly gathering their forces, preparing to strike out against the man who condemned hundreds of thousands of Russians to life—and death—in labor camps. An elite member of the Supreme Soviet who could be Russia’s next president, Grigor Malenkov buried his past along with countless victims. At the invitation of the French president, he is coming to Paris, where the children of the dead wait for justice that has been a long time coming—with one innocent woman in the crossfire.
Zack Decker wanted only one thing in life: to fight as a Marine Pathfinder. But his temper and his loathing for careerist officers cost him dearly. Forced into early retirement, with a wife who left him long ago, no job, no friends and no future, the former sergeant crawled into a bottle and stayed there, moving from planet to planet, looking for some reason to keep on living. Until, that is, he wandered into a bar owned by an old Marine buddy who offered to help. On the run after killing a corrupt cop, and nowhere to hide, he accepted.
Decker would have done better to head for the hills, or surrender to the militia, however old friends could be persuasive and he soon found himself signing on as security officer of a starship with dubious owners and a dubious crew, doing things for his new employer that tested the old saying 'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' Curiosity was Decker's other major failing and in short order he was on the run, hunted by a shadowy government organisation, and in possession of a secret that could destroy the Commonwealth. It was a secret to die for, and the people on his trail wanted to make sure he did. Along the way, they forgot that he could still fight like one of the Few...
The wife of a prominent British politician returns to Ireland to find her missing half-brother—and plunges into a hotbed of political unrest and murder The wife of an important British Cabinet minister, Claire Fraser lives the kind of life that fills the society pages. But when the disappearance of her half-brother, Frank Arbuthnot, makes international headlines, she abandons her very public life in London to search for him in her native Ireland. On returning to her homeland, Claire is besieged by memories of a childhood full of innocent adventures and games, family dogs to feed, ponies to ride—and Frank ever at her side. Her half-brother had always been there, keeping her safe, her dearest and closest ally. And now he’s vanished—kidnapped, possibly murdered. Clare knows she has to find him; Frank needs her now, more than ever. Cross-cutting between past and present, England and the political unrest of strife-torn Ireland, No Enemy but Time is a page-turning thriller as well as a tragic love story.
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